Grace Episcopal Day School

9411 Connecticut Ave., Kensington, MD 20895 | | 240-292-5237

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full time or half day with early drop-off, afternoon enrichment, and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Play-based, emergent curriculum
  • Religious affiliation: Episcopal

Profile: Grace Episcopal Day School is a small school (approximately 100 students) with a big mission: to provide an excellent, well-rounded education to a diverse community of children ages 3–11 years (preschool – grade 5) and their families. The racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity of our student body reflects the rich mix of the Washington, D.C., metro area; over half of our student body is composed of students of color. Like our founders in 1960, we believe that we all benefit from being part of a varied and inclusive environment.

Our school is designed to celebrate childhood at each developmental stage, from early childhood through elementary school. We are committed to meeting children where they are and helping them to grow. Play is the basis of early learning and continues to benefit students’ social and emotional development through grade 5. Our 11-acre campus, recently designated a Maryland Green School, offers easy access to the outdoors, with time each day for nature exploration, physical education, and recess.

As an Episcopal school, we are passionately committed to raising individuals who serve others, become positive agents of change, and feel connected to something larger than themselves.

Class offerings:

  • All program options are available for 3–5-year-olds
  • Half-day option: M–F, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Full-day option: M–F, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Morning extended care: 7:30–8:30 a.m.
  • Lunch bunch: 12–1 p.m.
  • Afternoon extended care: 3:30–6 p.m.

Note: Information for the 2021–2022 school year was not yet finalized as of Nov. 5, 2020. Please contact the school to confirm its offerings.

COVID-19 precautions: Extensive information is available on the “GEDS Operational Phases and Reopening Plan” web page.

Openings for 2020–2021: Please inquire

Openings for 2021–2022: Yes

Minimum enrollment age: 3 years old, but some rolling 3-year-old spaces are offered each year for children who turn 3 by Jan. 1

Due date for enrollment applications: Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, with late enrollment and waitlist options

Admissions documents:

Last updated: Nov. 5, 2020

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